Tuesday, 7 August 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pmCarrillo Gantner Theatre, Basement Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne
More, not Less - Value Engineering for Architecture
Architect Caroline Bos, the third international speaker in the 2012 MSD Dean's Lecture Series, revealed the value of strategically designed subsidiary spaces in her public lecture on 7 August .
Co-founder of UNStudio (United Network Studio), a thriving architectural practice in the Netherlands specialising in architecture, urban development and infrastructure projects, Caroline Bos will explore architects' propensity to polarize prime, showcase spaces and the more humble subsidiary spaces. Bos will propose that architecture and urban design should stop creating this distinction and consider subsidiary spaces during the pivotal design stages.
UNStudio has made non-specific, transitory space into a focal point in projects of all scales. What characterises these spaces is their connectivity. They offer a potential for innovation, as they transcend fixed typologies and can be interpreted spatially and structurally, as well as behaviourally.
Caroline Bos studied the History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London and Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht. In 1988 she co-founded Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau with architect, Ben van Berkel.
Ten years later, Bos co-founded UNStudio. Current projects include the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, a dance theatre for St. Petersburg and the mixed-use Raffles City in Hangzhou. Realized projects include the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart and a facade and interior renovation for the Galleria Department store in Seoul.
Caroline was awarded the title of Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne in August 2012, in recognition of her proposed contribution to the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, including her capacity to link her acclaimed practice globally with our academic and engagement endeavours.